News and information about transportation, including roads, transit, hiker-biker trails and pedestrian safety.
Monday, July 17, 2017
Go Montgomery! July 14, 2017
First Ride On extRa Bus Arrives
In October, Ride On will begin a limited stop, faster service on Maryland 355 between the Lakeforest Transit Center and the Medical Center Metro Station. Preview the specially branded buses at events this summer and fall, including the County Fair. Learn more about Ride On extRa.
Leggett and Berliner Send Transportation Priorities Letter to MDOT
Montgomery County has updated its priorities for state investment in transportation infrastructure. The annual list identifies the County’s most important transit, pedestrian, bicycle and other projects for state funding. Read the full letter.
Metro Work This Weekend to Close Bethesda and Medical Center Metro Stations
The Bethesda and Medical Center Metro Stations will be closed from 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 15 through closing on Sunday, July 16. Free shuttle buses will operate. Learn more.
Join in the Fun and Participate in PARK(ing) Day
MCDOT is encouraging artists, planners, businesses, organizations, groups and individuals to participate in International PARK(ing) Day on September 15 by temporarily transforming a metered parking space into a fun, parklike spot. Learn more and apply online.
Leggett Joins Governor at Groundbreaking for I-270 Watkins Mill Interchange
County Executive Ike Leggett joined Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, local officials and business leaders to announce the beginning of construction of the $97.71 million I-270 interchange project at Watkins Mill Road. See press release.
Lane Closures Planned for Next Four Weekends on Rockville Pike in Bethesda at NIH/Walter Reed
Over the next four weekends, MCDOT will close lanes on Rockville Pike (MD 355) between Woodmont Avenue and Wilson Drive, near the Medical Center Metro Station, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) at Naval Support Activity Bethesda. Read more.En Espanol Aqui
Underground Blasting to Occur at MD 355 and the Medical Center Metro Station
As part of the Crossing Project at the Medical Center Metro Station, three underground test blasts are expected to occur the week of July 17, with the first planned for Monday, July 17, weather permitting. Read more.En Espanol Aqui
July 14, 2017
Full Depth Permanent Pavement Patching to Begin in August in Meadowbrook Estates in Germantown
MCDOT will preserve pavement in this neighborhood by patching with hot mix asphalt. Read more.
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“Ride On Rocks” According to One Happy Passenger
It’s always great to hear from a satisfied customer. Ride On recently received this email:
“This evening I was riding on the 5 bus to Twinbrook and there was an incident I would like to report. The driver, who told me her name was Margaret, greeted me with a huge smile and a welcoming 'good evening sir.' I watched as she greeted each passenger with the same infectious joy. Then, an older woman got on the bus. The driver, Margaret, carefully asked the woman where she was getting off. She then stopped there, even though the elderly woman had neglected to ring for the stop. There's a lot of reasons that Ride On rocks, and one is drivers like Margaret.”